Celebrate International Women's Day with Special Guest Speaker Dr Gill Hicks
In March we celebrated International Women's Day (IWD), recognising the achievements of women at our first major Women in Business lunch for 2017.
Featuring internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Dr Gill Hicks, the lunch embodied the theme of this year's IWD, 'Be Bold for Change'. After losing both legs in the London terrorist bombings in 2005, Gill learnt to walk again and made the decision to dedicate her life to advocating for peace. Now a thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming speaker, Gill left her impressive career at the helm of some of the UK's most respected and prestigious institutions to share her story with the world. Having endured unimaginable trauma, Gill's remarkable courage and determination to truly triumph over tragedy is nothing but inspirational.
Celebrating inspirational women closer to home, we also showcased the achievements of Western Sydney women, proudly hosting the Western Sydney University's Women of the West Awards, announcing the winners at our lunch.
This year our IWD event will support two fabulous services that care for critically ill newborn babies - NETS (The Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service) and the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, supporters and guests we raised over $14,000 to support these great charities and their work!